Akademos Scholarship program enables the most talented yet disadvantaged young students to reach their full potential by providing financial and academic support throughout their college education. The financial support includes payment of tuition fees and other educational expenditure. Currently, in its eighth year, the program has thus far enabled 89 students, a majority of them girls, to attain college education, pursue their academic goals, and become responsible members of the community.
In 2017, in partnership with the ROYA Mentorship Program, we launched our Kids Off the Streets (KOTS) program in Afghanistan. The program provides financial assistance to child-laborers, enabling them to enrol into schools and access educational opportunities. We are supporting eight school-aged children from impoverished families to enable them to break the cycle of poverty, and enrol into schools. The support covers school enrolment costs, monthly school fees, a monthly allowance as well as English language and computer training.
Najiba-Akademos Computer Lab:
The Najiba-Akademos Computer Lab, the first and only one of its kind in the remote Daikundi province was inaugurated on 10 April 2021 in Nili, Daikundi. The classes at the computer lab train students in the use of computer programs including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and more. These students are from communities in Daikundi, one of the most remote and impoverished provinces in Afghanistan. The facility will also serve as a learning and information exchange hub for school and university students as well as researchers.
Akademos Study Grant provides financial assistance to tertiary students who are unable to pursue their higher education goals due to socio-economic circumstances. The program currently provides mentoring support and covers full tuition of three female students who are studying at various universities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These students are enrolled in the fields of medicine (MBBS), engineering and business administration.
How you can help:
With your support, in 2021-22 we will support even more students to attain college and university education, enable many more children and young people to benefit from the gift of education.
Your donations will enable these young girls and boys to continue their education, support their families, equip themselves with skills and knowledge and become responsible members of the society.
Your donations enable Akademos Society to expand our programs and continue empowering the youth. Donate today, and encourage your friends, family members, and peers to support. Every bit counts.